Lighter than Helium.
Known for their bikes, the Belgians are not to be left out of the accessories market. The Lazer Z1 Helmet is a step above its Helium and Genesis designs with more protection in a lighter design.
The shape of the Z1 moves the shell of the helmet down across the temple zone at the sides of your head for added impact protection. This T-Pro design uses Lazer’s RBS design (rigidity brace system) to hold the shell together in the event of impact to further increase protection to your noggin. At the same time, the front sweeps back up to allow for a full range of vision.
More protection has no benefit with a poor fit, which is why Lazer uses its Advanced Rollsys Adjustment System to ensure that the helmet wraps your head with equal tension from all sides and culminates in a vertically adjustable cradle at the back of your head. The chin strap is adjustable to provide a secure fit as well as comfort.
- A racing helmet with European pedigree
- In-mold shell boost impact diffusion
- Fit adjusts across multiple axes to ensure comfort
- Highly ventilated shell shuttles cooling air on hot days
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
have been using this for the last 2 years, i love the fit of the helmet, the adjustment mechanism, and it has great air flow. i have used both specialized and giro; but this fit my head much better
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Does this helmet have the same fit as the lazer o2? I like the shape of the lazer helmets but do not like the straps. Are the straps smaller / softer on the z1?
I returned a Z1 for this reason. I hate feeling choked by the strap. It is too short and not adjustable.
Is the "Flash Yellow" Lazer z1 color really more "Floro Green" than yellow? Looks more green than yellow on your site? Wondering if if matches my Tarmac stripe?
Hi Christian! Having owned the Flash yellow Z1, I can say it's really close to your Tarmac colors. Mine matched my other fluo-yellow stuff really nicely.
Does this helmet have an up/down adjustment similar to Giro, Kask, etc? Also, can you comment on the stiffness of the Rollsys dial? It looks as though it would feel loose. I'm just more familiar with the loud ratcheting of Giro adjustments.
Derek - it does have an up/down adjustment but it does not sit as low on the back of the head as a Giro/Kask helmet does (i've owned them as well). the Rollsys is actually pretty stable on mine, i may make minor adjustments before a ride, but have not had a problem with this during a ride, nothing different then the other helmets i have owned/tried.
When will you have the aero/ rain shell accessory?
We don't have plans to stock those but can special order them, Email me if you would like me to do that for you. Shae@backcountry.com
Is there a MIPS version of the Z1 coming?
Right now the only road option with MIPS is the Helium.
Do these fit similar in size to Giro...
Do these fit similar in size to Giro helmets? I currently wear Giro Atmos in medium. Bike shop said these typically run smaller than Giro, so I would most likely wear size Small in the Z1 (they didn't have the helmet in small or medium for me to try on). Can anyone shed some light on what size would be best? Comparing the size charts showed that they are about the same..... Thank you.
I recommend you measure your head's circumference in centimeters, and buy the appropriate size. My head is 57 cm, so I would wear a medium Giro (55-59 cm) but would need to wear a large Lazer (57-60 cm)
Y'know, a bit like the claimed weights sometimes being a little off the actual weights, I have found that the claimed size measurements can be a little off. The other thing is that it doesn't take into account head shape. If I were you, I'd find a store that sells them, try them on there so you know what size and brand fits you better, and then you can order online.
Trying them on in a store and then ordering online is a cheap tactic. Stores have money tied up in their stock. Instead of using the stores money to try helmets, you order the helmets you want to try online and pay the $6.95 return shipping to competitive cyclist.
Anyone know how Oakley Radar's fit on this...
Anyone know how Oakley Radar's fit on this helmet?
Hey Colo Jr. -
Being somebody who wears Radars on almost all of my rides compatibility of them with helmets is very important to me. My coworker Trevor rides the Z1 and I had a chance to try it on. There is definitely plenty of space for your Radars and to fit comfortable. If you have any additional questions on fit or sizing let me know at email@example.com.
I'd also like to know the sizing for the...
I'd also like to know the sizing for the Z1 and whether or not the helmet will come with the aeroshell like I've seen on some Euro websites selling these. -Thanks
S : 52-56
M : 56-59
L : 59-61
Courtesy of Lazer's Facebook page for others looking for the answer to this question. Still like to know about the aeroshell!
I didn't get an aeroshell with my helmet, but not sure if this is a mistake? It's an excellent helmet though!
I haven't seen any size charts specifically...
I haven't seen any size charts specifically for the z1. Do you guy's have the measurements and can you post the specific sizes for the z1.
I have tried on both the Z1 and other Lazer helmets. The Z1 fits LARGER than all their other helmets. Don't know why, but a medium Z1 is too big for me, while their Blade, O2, and a few others were fine in medium.
20.5 - 22in
(52 - 56cm)
21.7 - 23.2in
(55 - 59cm)
22.8 - 24in
(58 - 61cm)
24 - 25.2in
(61 - 64cm)
20.5 - 21.3in
(52 - 54cm)
21.3 - 22in
(54 - 56cm)
22 - 22.8in
(56 - 58cm)
22.8 - 23.6in
(58 - 60cm)
20 - 22in
(50 - 56cm)
18 - 20in
(46 - 50cm)
20.5 - 22in
(52 - 56cm)
- How to Measure:
- Measure around your head where your hat would fit comfortably.